Old School Hostel, Ffordd-yr-Afon, Trefin, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5AU
Call Paul on 0784 562 5005
OverviewEscape to this wonderful, wild and rugged corner of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Old School Hostel is in Trefin, a pretty village which has a pub and a café, just a quarter of a mile from the world famous coast path. Circular walks from the door take you to stunning wild beaches and interesting small harbour villages. The cathedral city of St. Davids and the popular family and surfers' beach at Whitesands Bay are only 20 minutes by car. This characterful 4 star hostel has unique double and twin rooms for £25 pppn. It also offers that rare find, great value single rooms from only £35 and there are budget family/friends rooms too. All rooms have en suite showers, some are fully en-suite, and a light breakfast is included in the price. We offer excellent value for exclusive use of the hostel too. There are 22 beds in total, one room for six (3 bunks, one with 4ft lower bed), one room for two (bunk), one rooms for two or three (bunk with 4ft lower bed), one room for two in a double bed, two rooms for 2 or 3 (bunk with dbl lower bed) and one rooms for four (1 dbl + 1 bunk). Some rooms single occupancy.Check our guests reviews on Tripadvisor (142 excellent out of 153 reviews). Dogs welcome in the studio or when the hostel is booked for sole use. This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:22: 1x6, 3x2, 2x2/3 (bunk with dbl lower bed), 1×4 (1 dbl + 1 bunk). Single occupancy available.
Open:All year, but we strongly advise you check availability first.
Price per night:From £25. Kids £15. Single occ from £35. Sole use from £330.
Booking:Contact us by phone or email.
Directions:M4/A48/A40 to Letterston. Turn left onto the B4331 for 5 miles then left onto the A487. After 3 miles turn right after the petrol station/shop for Trefin.
Public Transport:Train to Fishguard & Goodwick arriving 12.23 to connect with bus 413 to Trefin. See www.arrivaltrainswales.co.uk & www.travelinecymru.info
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, has a pub within walking distance and is on the dark sky area, the present or past youth hostel page and the Wales Coast Path.
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The iconic coastal ex Youth Hostel at Trefin, The Old School Hostel is welcoming guests once more.
July 24th 2019
Great value self catering accommodation just a 10 mins stroll from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Explore the nearby village of Porthgain a favorite for its pub, ‘The Shed’, fish and chip restaurant and its galleries or discover the ‘secret’ beach of Traeth Llyfn and the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy.
There’s been a hostel in Trefin for over 50 years now, originally a youth hostel, but for the last 12 years providing a welcome as an independent hostel under the stewardship of Sue and Chris. Now the reins have been handed over to the new wardens, Paul and Helen who are looking forward to welcoming many walkers, friends, holiday makers – all of whom made the Old School such a special place.
Here’s to the next 50 years of the Old School Hostel being, as the YHA so eloquently said of its raison d’etre “this hostel is one of many, both in this country and abroad, where people, regardless of race or creed, may spend the night. The buildings are diverse in character but they have a common purpose: to help all, especially those of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside.”
Our very best wishes extend to Paul and Helen, who we know to be warm and lovely people. Over to you guys!